To start with I was using an Antec TruePower 430w 20 pin power supply with a 24 pin adapter, which didn't work. Yes, I did plug in all the power connectors. The motherboard would only boot half the time, and then when it did the diagnostic leds all stuck on. When it ran I could hear an audible periodic clicking noise emnating somewhere to the right side of the CPU socket (dunno if that means anything, but hey i guess it all helps ).
After sifting through some of the posts here, it seems you guys were trying to drill into my head that my power supply wasn't sufficient to run this motherboard, so i returned the TruePower and exchanged it for a NeoPower 480w, which I knew was one that people had working with this motherboard. So, today I recieved the power supply and... same scenario, nothing goes. Is this motherboard as dead as a dodo, or is there something i'm doing wrong?
Now here is my general letting off steam rant, so please feel free to ignore the rest of the post, as it doesn't have any pertinent information to solving my problem
Its great that there is this forum where support technicians are paid to answer questions, though I think DFI could have at least invested a bit more money in a motherboard manual with suffiecient information about the product. Its the worst documentation i have seen with any motherboard yet, and being a performance part, I would have expected better. Same with DFI's site, wheres the help? Prehaps i'm a bit slow or something, but i had to use Google to find this place. When your stuck without a computer, a support forum isn't going to do anything for you.
Not that i'm saying that my problem could be solved with a adequate user manual, but I was pissed to have to trawl the web to find basic answers about this board. I understand my experience is probably the exception, but my experience doesn't leave me with any warm feelings towards DFI.